The Source News on Global Digital – 20 September 2018

On today’s show: Prime minister Scott Morrison announces non-government schools will receive an extra 4.5 billion in government funding. There's been a second shark attack within 24 hours in the Whitsundays. Bushfires burn 20km north-west of Gympie. … [Read more...]

Writer’s festival event puts focus on ecology

Author Darryl Jones

ISABELLA CHENG The Brisbane Writers Festival is back this week, bringing literary fans in touch with more than 200 international and local writers through a series of special events held around Brisbane. This year’s festival theme is “what the … [Read more...]

Pacific Fair paves the way to inclusion

JASMINE ROLFE   The owners of Pacific Fair, AMP Capital, had a vision of inclusion as part of the enormous $670 million dollar refurbishment with an adult change facility soon to open in the Gold Coast mall. The newly revamped … [Read more...]

The annual Inclusive Communities Expo returns to showcase Gold Coast services

JASMINE ROLFE The annual Gold Coast Inclusive Communities Expo event kicked off on September 13 at the newly built Leisure and Sports Centre in Carrara, as part of National Disability Action Week. Held from Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th … [Read more...]

Closing the gap?

BY JASMINE ROLFE Griffith University Gold Coast Naidoc Week celebrations Photo: Jasmine Rolfe Naidoc Week celebrations kicked off at Griffith University’s  Gold Coast campus  on Wednesday July 5  and behind the traditional food stalls and … [Read more...]

Brisbane River at its cleanest since 2013

LIAM WIDDICOMBE With its grey-green water and muddy banks, the Brisbane River hasn't been winning any awards for clarity or beauty lately , however all that might be changing as the river reaches its cleanest levels since the 2013 … [Read more...]

Maroochydore to revolutionise waste disposal

LIAM WIDDICOMBE Following a contract signed between the Sunshine Coast regional council and Swedish waste company Envac, the Maroochydore CBD will see over six kilometres of underground vacuum pipes installed in an effort to  make the city one … [Read more...]

The Great Australian Plight

SHARN KENNEDY The decision on BP's application to drill in the Great Australian Bight has been delayed, as new data shows that a spill in the region could have wide-spreading consequences across Australia. An oil spill within the Bight is predicted … [Read more...]

Community gardens cultivating a healthier society

LIAM WIDDICOMBE Community gardens have always been a place to come together, learn, relax and make new friends — however, according to the Toowoomba Community Organic Gardens (TCOG) it may also do wonders for your health and the wider … [Read more...]

Will Australian-owned GoCatch win Taxi v Uber war?

REBECCA BATS The Australian owned booking app offers customers the option to book a taxi or a rideshare on their phone with the ridesharing option being similar to the concept of Uber. The app is set to rival Uber, Lyft and Backseat, with … [Read more...]